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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Heads or Tails Tip


Heads or Tails prompt: Tip or anything that rhymes with Tip


presents, cards and song
charred candles, ice cream and cake
cheery five-year-old


I have a tip.

The four-year-old turned into a five-year-old on April 10 and celebrated in a timely fashion with minimal family.

On April 13, his celebration included his friends and their parents as well as greater numbers of family.

A 'same-age' buddy asked the birthday boy how old he was and the answer was 'Six.' His friend and I were amazed.

By the time I figured that he was aging a year for each party, I surmised that weary parents could get a jump on celebrations - have two while the mess is in plain sight and skip the following year. That probably won't work.



Ribbon Nest is a digitally altered fractal.

29 comments:

Rambler said...

hey the haiku was fun..and wishing the 5 year old a happy birthday!

storyteller said...

You know how I love haiku and I thoroughly enjoyed your delightful ‘take’ on this week’s prompt. I’m playing for the 2nd time at Small Reflections and hope you’ll find time to visit.
Hugs and blessings,

Sue said...

Very nice idea for the theme :) I enjoyed your entry! Happy HOT day!

Mary Beth said...

Birthdays are WAY too important to meld two into one - shame on you for even thinking that:) Hope the five year old had a blast!

Simply Shannon said...

I hope the birthday boy had fun!

Great post.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Hmm...if that's how it works, I guess I won't have any parties anymore, so I can stay...23, yeah, that's it, 23. :)

maggie's mind said...

Now that's a good idea ;)

Raven said...

Very funny. I have an odd mental quirk. About four months before my birthday I start thinking of myself as the new age but then AFTER my birthday, for some reason, I revert back. It's not conscious. Our minds (well my mind is) are odd.

Erica (Mom's Journal) said...

hhmm and April is pretty close to Christmas so maybe those could be melded just like they are for every December child. :P

watermaid said...

This was fun especially the ageing child and the parents hoping to cut down on parties.

Stacey said...

So I wonder if us adults can start doing the opposite to this......
and REDUCE our age on our birthday by two years ?? ;-)

Stacey said...

So I wonder if us adults can start doing the opposite to this......
and REDUCE our age on our birthday by two years ?? ;-)

peppylady said...

Great post..6 and or so can be a very lively time in ones life.

Lucy said...

sounds like one smart child! so glad that's not how it really works! I couldn't find your email sue to reply to your last comment.. but the suggestion of knitting had me laughing so hard!! You see... a few years back i DID try and welll..... disastrous! email me, I will tell u! ♥

Laane said...

Nice haiku.

I love those kids...

Welcome at my heads or tails:

:: here::

Have a great day!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Kids can say the cutest things. I love being around my grands ... they keep me young.Thanks for sharing..

Natalie said...

I hope I don't age a whole year if I have two parties. I'd rather have it go the other way and I'd lose a year...yeah, that sounds nice. LOL!

Jean at Penny Lane said...

That is funny.
I just read it to my children and they laughed.

Hope the five year old enjoys his sixth year of life.

Thanks for stopping by Penny Lane!

Remiman said...

sue,
I love 5 year old's logic!
;)
rel

[a} said...

Um, you stopped by at my blog a while back, but I forgot to reply and thank you. >shamefaced<

Anyway, wanted to let you know how this post made me smile.

forgetfulone said...

Unfortunately, it probably won't work, but it was a great tip! The adults would go for it! I enjoyed your poem.

Annie said...

adorable, kids say the cutest things.

Annie said...

adorable, kids say the cutest things.

Andrée said...

And now I am saying to myself, "Duh, self!". Of course a kid would think like that and yet I never considered how confusing it must be. Great story!

Mike said...

Kids are pretty neat in their interpretations of events. Happy B-Day to him.

Mercedes said...

Great Haiku leading to a great story~Out of the Mouths of Babes-too bad your suggestion probably won't work-lol!

Thanks so much for visiting mine

Have a great day!

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

Very clever, I am not very familiar with Haiku but that seemed good to me. Thanks for popping by my place and leaving a comment

Heart of Rachel said...

Please pardon my late visit. Belated Happy Birthday to the 5-year old.

It's a wonderful haiku. I love the fun and sweet thing you included.

byrningbunny said...

What a smart little guy! I love his logic.

I really enjoyed your haiku. Perfectly expressive.